Find out more about Taylor | Ryan’s specialized industry segments


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Real Estate

Within Real Estate, Taylor | Ryan hires for all key positions and functions.


Development Management

Taylor | Ryan works with every kind of Developer from small independent firms to international institutions and public companies. Our clients may have a single townhouse project or be developing a $billion mixed use portfolio. We have experience across all major markets in Canada and the Pacific North West for roles ranging from Development Coordinator through to Chief Development Officer (CDO) roles.

Sales & Marketing

We work with Developers, Suppliers and Agencies to hire everything from Coordinators; Creative Specialists; Field and Sales Centre; Project Marketing; and Heads of Department. Predominantly, positions tend to be based with developers for Residential or Commercial projects.

Property Management

Taylor | Ryan has a track record of hiring Property Managers in every major city in Canada from Vancouver to Montreal, across Office, Retail and Industrial portfolios. Clients range from international institutions such as Dream and Ivanhoe Cambridge to third party managers and private landlords. We also have a strong presence in the apartment/residential management sector in Vancouver and Seattle.

Facilities and Operations

Building Operations and Facilities Management is a fast changing discipline with greater emphasis being placed on sustainability, workplace wellness and customer service. Understanding both the technical, hard skill requirements as well as the desired soft skills ensures we identify the right fit for the property/portfolio. Specialties in this area include Corporate Facility Managers, Building Operations, Engineering, Risk & Compliance, Energy Management & Sustainability.

Accounting + Finance

A core specialism for Taylor | Ryan, we are known for being the most active search firm in this field having placed more of Vancouver’s Real Estate CFO’s than any other firm. In addition, we cover Project/Development Accounting, Property Accounting and Corporate Accounting positions from mid-level through Manager, Controller, Director and Vice President of Accounting & Finance. This also includes Analyst roles supporting Acquisitions, Development or Asset Management.

Asset Management

We understand the skill set required for effective asset management and we partner with large institutional owners and private organizations to source commercially astute Asset and Portfolio Managers as well as Analysts and Research professionals.

Leasing

Leasing is fundamental to driving the real estate industry and we have an in-depth knowledge of what is required at all levels in both agency and owner-side. We have placed candidates in roles ranging from Lease Administrator/Paralegal to Director and Vice President of Leasing across asset classes.

Construction Management

Our Construction Practice focuses on professional roles with developers and contractors. Primarily: senior management positions (VP or Director); Project Managers or Construction Managers; Coordinators; Quantity Surveyors/Estimators; and Superintendents. Other than SI’s we do not hire site based or trade positions. Most of our roles target degree or diploma qualified professionals and typically center around Residential, Commercial, Institutional or Tenant Improvement.

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Richard Costello

Principal, Real Estate

Julie Taylorson

Partner, HR + Real Estate

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Construction

From entry level to executive, Taylor Ryan has team members to facilitate any level of role across Canada or the USA.


Specialty Areas:

Residential/Commercial

Construction and Project Management for real estate developers. This may be in the form of self-performing builders or owner’s representative. Roles may range from VP Construction down to Project Manager. Typically, clients are based in Canada or the pacific north west.

Heavy Industrial

Working with Engineering firms, contractors and owners of large scale industrial projects across mining, industrials and oil and gas sectors. Commonly in remote locations. Examples include Colorado, Utah, Ontario, BC, Alberta.

Heavy Civil Construction

Taylor Ryan has experience recruiting for large scale contractors across North America from the Eastern Seaboard, to the West Coast. Searches focus on senior roles such as Director Business Development, VP Operations, Senior Project Managers, and are conducted on a retained basis.

Institutional/P3

Primarily working with Contractors to source Project Management, Estimators, Health and Safety, Operational roles across major North American centers.

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Julie Taylorson

Partner, HR + Real Estate

Graham Lade

Principal

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Accounting + Finance

Each Practice area at Taylor Ryan is focused and specialized in either a technical specialty or an industry segment. Within the Accounting and Finance division, we combine this approach. This means a depth of knowledge around both accounting and finance positions, and specific knowledge of the industries in which these roles exist.


For CFO, VP and Director levels we offer retained recruitment services (see services) and from Controller down through Manager and Senior Accountant we work on an exclusive contingency basis.

CFO

CFO roles vary from public to private company and can often focus on different skill sets from capital markets; M&A; compliance & governance through operations and corporate services.

Project / Change Management

Organizations constantly strive for efficiency and competitive advantage through technology. This requires upgrading or implementation of ERP or other accounting software tools. These roles often require a combined accounting and technology skill set.

Finance

Depending on the organization can be focused on debt or equity – lines of credit, loans, mortgages and mezzanine financing and candidates often transition from banking / lending environments or other corporate finance roles. MBA/CFA are common designations vs accounting but CA/CMA can be equally as common.

Tax

Roles vary depending on scope and may focus on Canadian, US, cross border or international tax compliance and/or planning. Typically, CA plus In-depth tax designations.

Treasury

May overlap with Finance but also focuses on cash management, foreign currency and derivative contracts.

Corporate Accounting

Catering to each individual client, these roles typically require strong technical skills, including external reporting and consolidations, knowledge of multi-entity environments and MD&A in public settings. Strong IFRS knowledge and usually CA or CGA (CPA) designations.

Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)

Often referred to as management reporting and focuses on forward looking information such as cashflows, budgets, cost or revenue forecasts and decision making information. Strong analytical skills, commercial acumen and communication skills are key. Sometimes more suited to CMA/MBA/CFA skill sets.

Project/Development Accounting

Specific to real estate development or construction environments and tends to require an analytical skill set with a focus on cost reporting. In some cases this requires a more technical modelling skill set for pro forma development.

Property Accounting

Specific to the real estate industry, roles focus on reporting for property portfolios and require an understanding of lease agreements and CAM rec’s in particular.

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Gavin Ryan

Partner, Executive Search

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Financial Services

The Partners at Taylor Ryan have a long history of recruiting into financial services companies in Europe, Asia and North America. From our Vancouver head office, we offer search and recruitment services to a broad range of clients in this sector including:


  • Commercial + Retail Banking
  • Capital Markets
  • Private Lenders
  • Mezzanine/Sub-debt
  • Corporate Finance
  • Private Equity
  • Fund Managers/Fund Administrators
  • Financial Technology
  • Wealth Management
  • Pension Funds/Asset Management

Across these segments, we are able to source talent in almost all areas from back office Fund Administration, through Finance, Accounting, Credit, Underwriting to Origination and Sales.

Some of our recent successes include: Chief Credit Officer, SVP Loan Origination, Director Fund Administration, CFO, VP finance, VP Capital Markets, Fund Accountant, Financial Analyst, Investor Relations

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Gavin Ryan

Partner, Executive Search

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Mining + Industrials

Taylor | Ryan's Mining and Industrials division specialises in recruiting all areas of mining across the US and Canada. We commonly recruit technical and general management roles to remote locations for operating mines, as well as head office locations in major cities throughout North America.


Mine Management

Finding leaders who can deliver results for your business on the ground is a key focus of Taylor | Ryan. From small developing operations through to some of the largest mines in the world, we have placed exceptional senior leaders. Key positions that we hire for in Mine Management include Mine General Manager, Operations Manager/Director, Mine Manager and Plant or Mill Manager.

Mill & Metallurgy

At Taylor | Ryan we understand the skill sets required for highly technical mill and metallurgical positions. From the Chief Metallurgist to Chemists and Engineers, we have a large network of candidates to support a wide range of processing facilities.

Geology and Geosciences

Taylor | Ryan provides support for a wide range of Geology and Geosciences positions including VP Geology through to exploration Geologists. We provide detailed searches for highly technical positions to ensure you have the right technical expertise for your project, operation or consulting team.

Accounting + Finance

A core specialism for Taylor | Ryan, we are known for being the most active search firm in this field, with an exceptional track record at placing CFO’s, Controllers, Corporate Accountants and Analysts. We provide support for both corporate accounting/head office and site-based positions.

Forestry

Forming part of the Industrials division, Taylor I Ryan recruits extensively within the Forestry sector across the US and Canada. This includes head office and remote sites and operations.

Engineering

Taylor | Ryan works with mining companies in all stages of development. Our clients may be developing a small aggregate facility or a $billion underground gold project. We have experience across all major mining areas in North America with roles ranging from Junior Engineer through to Chief Engineer of large-scale mining operations.

Construction

The team at Taylor | Ryan have provided detailed project support for mine construction. This includes planning and design, through to construction management, project management and shutdowns. Typically, this would include Project Coordinators, Project Managers/Directors and Construction Superintendents.

Sales & Support

Taylor | Ryan also works closely with businesses who supply the mining industry. These positions would typically include VP / Director of Sales, Technical Sales Support, Consulting Engineering and Drafting.

Head Office

Whether our client’s are operating businesses or exploration stage, we are experienced in hiring all key personnel including CEO/CFO/COO through corporate services, investor relations, sales and marketing. This includes intermediate and entry level positions.

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Graham Lade

Principal